How to Measure for Plantation Shutters when Installing Them

download (6)For one to have a luxurious home, an addition of SPS plantation shutters would be beautiful. The first step is to measure the windows that the shutters are planned for properly. One should bear in mind whether the shutters are to be fixed on the outside of the window frame or the inside. The backspace should also be taken into consideration for it to provide room for shutter operation. There should also be enough space for, molding, hand cranks, trim, and the window.

Creating the Window Squareness

Diagonally, measure the window each way. If the diagonal measurements have a difference, then the window is not in square shape. The difference should at least be less than a quarter inch for one to work with. But if it will be more than that, then that will be considered not a square. The type of mount and frame to be used in the plantation shutters will be determined by the measurements made on the window.

Inside Mounting Plantation Shutters

Measure the shape and height of the inside of the drywall where mounting of the plantation shutters will be. Consideration of whether the trim or the drywall narrows more into the opening of the window is important. Measuring of the actual opening of the window is vital that no deductions should be made. It is important to provide accurate measurements because the shutters that the factory will make will be slightly smaller. When ordering, use the narrowest width and the shortest height. Both diagonal lines are the required measurements. That is the width horizontally at the top, center and bottom, the height vertically from right, left and center of the frame.

Outside Mounting Plantation Shutters

When mounting plantation shutters on the outside of the frame, there should be first consideration of a few things. First, decide not to go by the window but on how much area the shutter will cover. Also make a decision of where the shutter’s frame will be mounted whether on top or outside of the trim, or on the drywall. As given above horizontal, vertical and diagonal methods should be followed but as the starting and ending points, use the area to cover the outside of the trim. The need for the shutter clearing the trim should be put into consideration if mounting the shutter outside of the trim. On outside mounting plantation shutters’ measurements, there will be no deductions by the plantation shutter manufacturers.

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